Thank you for taking the time to connect with us. My name is Nikki and my boyfriend is Ricky. We met last year at the ages of 23 and 27 on a dog beach in Florida where we were both enjoying a Sunday morning with our dogs when the universe allowed our paths to cross. Our dogs Shakti and Zeus took an instant liking to each other, and I guess you could say the same for us 🙂 From that day forward we became each others life and adventure partners. In the year that we have been together we have to date embarked on two cross country road trips and a backpacking trip across 9 different countries in Asia, along with countless outdoor adventures in our current home state of Florida. That totals about 6 months of traveling in the past year alone. Traveling was always my number one goal in life. Ricky had already been rambling around the country and in parts of South America prior to me, and I had been on a few vacations through out America and to Costa Rica, but nothing compares to the past year of adventures we’ve had together. When we met I was a college graduate with an environmental studies degree and an employee of the government. I was working my 9-5 and considering grad school as that seemed to be the thing to do when you don’t really know what to do next at the age of 22. After going on our first road trip together I felt like I was finally embarking on my dreams and reaching goals that I had set for myself at a young age. When October rolled around and my lease was ending I decided not to renew. I quit my government job. Moved my stuff back into my parents house so they could babysit Zeus. Then Ricky and I packed our bags and headed to Asia. I haven’t looked back since. I learned more about myself and this crazy world we live in while traveling then I could have ever learned in school. I’m so grateful for the experiences and opportunities I have created for myself and I’m excited to be able to share and connect with other like minded Earth dwellers. Ricky & myself will be creating content for Home Free Hippies so you’ll be able to get both our insight and perspective on different topics. Thanks again for joining our journey!
With love & gratitude,